June 10: Two hit-and-runs in two days | Old City District neighborhood plan | Public space and social capital

Actor Michael Toner lost his leg after he was struck by a motorist in a hit-and-run at 11th and Market. 11th and Market is a repeat offender, as one of the top pedestrian crash locations we flagged in our article on this. 18 pedestrians were hit there between 2008 and 2013.

Another man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run on Roosevelt Blvd. That’s the second hit-and-run in two days. 

In the wake of the “White Lives Matter” flap, Max Marin reviews some of the recent history of racial reaction in the Whitman area of South Philly. 

Tom Wolf and state lawmakers still have to close a budget gap of over $300M.

The Fishtown parishioners behind the fight to save St. Laurentius.

Mike Newall looks at Conrad Benner’s success in building respectability for the Philly street art scene.

Some ways that the not-quite-functioning land bank could be doing more to move distressed properties back onto the tax rolls.

Old City District is releasing a new neighborhood plan, Vision 2026, meant to guide future development in the area.

How can public spaces rebuild social capital in America?

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